Friday, March 30, 2007

Cindy's Gone...

My supervisor's last day was Wednesday...Cindy is her name. It's been a sad week for me...our little corner office in the basement feels very empty, as does my heart. I realized she was one of like 2 friends I've made in Portland, so the loss of her is deep. But, she goes on to do some really really amazing work in Baltimore. Although, it is more than work she goes on to do, it is a way of living, to try and really put into action the Beatitudes. She gave me this poem as she was leaving, and I post it here as tribute to her:

A Hard Decree



On the Tavern wall

A hard decree for all of love’s inmates

Which read:

If your heart cannot find a joyful work

The jaws of this world
Will probably

Grab hold of your


Hafiz – The Great Sufi Master


la femme elisabeth said...

I started to read the poem out loud to Jonah (without reading ahead) and laughed when we got to the end. But it's true...

angela said...

nicely said

Daphne said...

this is a




Courtney said...

Well said. Can't wait to see you tomorrow night!!!

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